The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball
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The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball

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Children will delight in this fantastic tale of a young girl's vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Wandering from her tent late one summer's night, Sara finds an invitation she just can't resist! She watches the grand ball from safely behind a tree until suddenly she is discoverd... Author/illustrator Lisa Horstman is the winner of the Dr. Seuss Picture Book Award for her fir...more
children's picturebook, 32 pages
Published 1997 by GSMA
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Ileana Lindner
Title: The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball
Author:Lisa Hortsman
Grade:3-5th

This is a great literary book to start a science lesson on biomes. This book includes many examples of what animals are in the biome, it lists what the biome is, and it is an exciting book for students to read about a party. A fun activity to do with this is to list ways that creatures may "party" in different biomes. Then go around the room and talk about your biome, animals that live in the biome, weather/climate in...more
Ericka Fluellen
there is a little girl who visits the smoky mountains for a family vacation. She discovers that the salamanders of the mountains are having a ball. They invite her to be a human ambassador for salamanders. she grows up to be a ranger in the smoky mountain park. Great animal friendly book. It could be used for a science lesson and as a imagination booster for children. It could also be a great book to prompt students to think about what they want to be when they grow up or family vacations. It pr...more
Tanika
This story is about a little girl who went on a camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and witnessed a salamander ball. Instead of attacking the young girl, the salamanders made her ambassador. She grew up to become a ranger and she protects salamanders. This would be a good book to read when teaching about wildlife preservation.

David Ward
The Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball by Lisa Horstman (GSMA 1997)(Fiction - Children's). This is a beautifully rendered kid's book featuring fantastic images of a hidden salamander celebration. This volume was awarded the National Park Service First Place Award for Excellence. My rating; 7.5/10, finished 2006.
Jasmin Thompson
Great story to teach children about camping at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the different kinds of salamanders they will see. Also a great way to introduce rhyming words to children. The author did a good job of using rhyming words to make the story so much more fun to read.
Katelyn Warner
* Rhyming words
* Science- talks about different types of salamanders and their habitat
* Interesting art
* Could lead into discussions and inquiries about science/animals/reptiles
Sheryl
This is absolutely adorable. Loved it, plan on using it in my classroom.
Julia
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Lisa Horstman is an author/illustrator. Visit her web site at www.lisahorstman.com
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